Ed Sheeran during Mercedes-Benz Stadium: tickets, parking, opening acts and more

It’s extraordinary what a man and a guitar can accomplish.

Only 5 years ago, Ed Sheeran was personification a Tabernacle.

Now, he has a sold-out unison during Mercedes-Benz Stadium — and dozens of other stadiums around a world.

The sensitive, ginger-haired essence behind inevitable radio smashes “Thinking Out Loud,” “Shape of You,” “Perfect” and a bucket of other hits will take a large theatre during MBS on Friday (just a sign that this is a change from a strange date of Saturday, though all tickets will be honored).

The uncover is sole out, but, as always, keep checking with a box office; often, prolongation binds are expelled closer to showtime. Fans contingency use digital ticketing, so it’s suggested that we place your tickets in Google Pay or Apple Wallet.

If we are streamer to downtown Atlanta for a concert, here are a few tidbits to keep in mind — starting with a existence that it will be Friday during rush hour, so devise accordingly.

When things start: The box bureau will be prepared to hurl during noon. The bag cheuffer (more on that below) during 4 p.m. Gates are during 5 p.m. The unison starts during 7 p.m. with initial opening act Lauv, followed by Snow Patrol and Sheeran.

Parking: If we know you’re going to park, because not buy it in allege and save everybody time? A list of lots is permitted at parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com. Prices operation from $9.21 (if we wish some exercise) to $57.50 subsequent to a stadium. Parking lots open during 2:30 p.m.; GPS program will approach we to a specific lot.

MARTA: If you’re going a open travel route, a closest stops are Vine City and a GWCC/Dome/Philips Arena, both on a blue-green line (transfer permitted during Five Points).

Rideshare pickup: Guests are speedy to exit during Gate 1 to entrance a primary plcae on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, off of Northside Drive. A delegate plcae is permitted around Gates 2, 3 and 4 and is located during a dilemma of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Andrew Young International Boulevard. Lyft users will also be destined to specific pickup locations.

Clear bags: As with all events during MBS, a transparent bag process will be in effect. Any bag or wallet incomparable than 4.5 by 6.5 inches contingency be transparent or will differently be checked for $5 during a bag cheuffer tent located during Gate 1, International Plaza (the red section sidewalk) and a North Suite Entry. And afterwards we have to wait with a billion people to collect it adult after a show, so because not equivocate a con and go clear? If we need some-more specifics: http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/clear-bag-policy/.

Other things you’re not removing in: Cameras with a lens longer than 6 inches (detachable or nondetachable); laser pointers; noisemakers; tripods; monopods; selfie sticks; lights; battery packs; binocular cases.

Food: MBS is already famous for a Fan First Pricing menu ($2 refillable sodas, water, prohibited dogs, pretzels, popcorn; $3 pizza, fries and nachos; $5 beer). There is also an collection of specialty food vendors (barbecue, brats, sausages, epicurean fries, rib-eye sandwiches, grilled cheese and more) via a stadium. A special preconcert cocktail celebration will also be hold during Molly B’s grill on Concourse 100 from 6-8:30 p.m. The $80 cost includes upheld appetizers, specialty cocktails and name drink and wine. Children 12 and underneath are free. Attendees contingency have a sheet to a concert, and a offer is initial come, initial served. Visit mercedesbenzstadium.com/molly-bs/packages for details.

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